Apple’s latest and greatest operating system, iOS 12, was released just two days ago, and is installed on just under 10% of compatible devices. Data collected by analytics company Mixpanel. The data indicates iOS users are installing iOS 12 at a slightly slower rate than they did iOS 10 and iOS 11.
MacRumors notes that last year iOS 11 was installed on 10% of eligible devices just 24 hours after launching, and in 2016, iOS 10 was installed on 14.45% of devices one day after its release.
Although iOS 12 appears to be stable overall, and reportedly runs better on older iOS devices than the last few versions of iOS, users may be biding their time to ensure there are no deal-killer bugs in the new mobile operating system.
iOS 12 brings impressive performance improvements to older devices, with users experiencing noticeable speed improvements over iOS 11. Reports indicate iPhone 6 users can see apps launch up to 40% faster, the keyboard appears up to 50% faster, and Opening the Camera app from the Lock Screen can be accomplished up to 70% faster.
Apple on Monday released iOS 12 to the public. The new version of Apple’s venerable mobile operating system performs better than previous versions on older hardware, brings improved Augmented Reality via ARKit 2, and improvements to Siri, Photos, CarPlay, and many other apps.
iOS 12 is available as a free download, and can be installed on compatible devices (if your device could run iOS 12, it’ll handle iOS 12), by opening the Settings app and going to: “General” -> “Software Update.”